Social Worker

Favourite Stirling Council
Ref no: STR02508
Closes: Wednesday, 28th February 2018
Published: Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Location: Wolfcraig, Dumbarton Road
Salary: £31,371 - £33,288 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Stirling Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Children's Social Work

Job Description

We are looking for two experienced Social Workers, to join our busy locality Team in Stirling Council. This role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a busy long term Team, working closely with partners and colleagues across the Council as well as in Partner agencies. Prospective candidates will already have good values and principles, hold a clear understanding of GIRFEC process and practice, be committed to improving the life circumstances of children and families and to working well as part of a team. You will further have a solid understanding of supportive and protective strategies while working with children and families in difficult circumstances and be able to reflect sound communication skills. The nature of the posts means that candidates have to be able to appropriately identify, intervene and address need and risk, organise and manage their workload and work well with wider team colleagues and others. Candidates have to provide a responsive, service reflecting high standards of practice, undertaken in accordance with legislation and guidance, following Council policy and procedure and within agreed budgets. These posts offer a great chance for two Social Work professionals to join an experienced team of staff where there is good commitment to personal development opportunities, and to building a quality Social Work service. It is a given that the successful post holders will work closely with other service colleagues to maintain a high quality customer service that contributes well to broader service developments and makes a positive impact upon the people and communities of Stirling. Out of hours consultation is occasionally required as is flexibility re normal working hours. The posts are considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Applicants for this post are required to be registered with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)